Local students win scholarships


SIDNEY — Two Sidney High School graduates and one Lehman Catholic High School graduate have been named recipients of William A. Ross Jr. Family Scholarships, administered by the Community Foundation of Shelby County.

The fund was established in memory of the late Sidney industrialist and historian.

Erin Ivey, a Sidney High School graduate, received $600 and will attend the Ohio State University to study biology. Her parents are Jennifer and Teddy Ivey.

Hannah Wiford also graduated from Sidney High School and received $600. She is an architecture major at Kent State University. Andrew and Jennifer Wiford are her parents.

Kara Gillman, a Lehman Catholic High School graduate, plans to study special education at Bowling Green State University. She is the daughter of Kevin and Kathy Gillman, of Sidney. She was awarded $1,200.

Four Sidney High School graduates have received scholarships through the Scott Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Thomas E. Given Family Scholarship Fund.

The $1,000 Scott Barker Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Savannah Brabbin, Madeline Shell and Elliot Wilson.

Brabbin is the daughter of Sandy and Stephen Brabbin, now of Kansas City, Missouri. She plans to study animal science and pre-veterinary medicine at the University of Findlay.

Shell is a biology and health services major at Wilmington College. She is the daughter of Heather Shell and Jarrett Shell, of Sidney.

Wilson will attend the University of Dayton, where he will pursue a mechanical engineering degree. He is the son of Tyler and Pam Wilson, of Sidney.

Receiving the $1,000 Thomas E. Given Family Scholarship is Corey Febo, of Sidney. He is the son of Scott and Kimberly Febo and is pursuing a chemical engineering degree from the Ohio State University.

Online applications are available for the Ross Scholarship and many other scholarships through The Community Foundation website at www.commfoun.com beginning mid-December.

Staff report